Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

At Pacheco we provide a warm and friendly atmosphere so guests can truly kick back and appreciate the beauty of Ecuador's Cloud Forest in Intag. Our chic and simple rooms have everything you need, stay in one of our charming cabins for a special experience. We provide colourful, healthy meals and we can cater for vegetarians or vegans. Since many chefs have influenced our kitchen over the years our menu evolves all the time.

With lush hills, mountains, lakes and waterfalls all within walking distance, and 300 m of gorgeous riverbank for you to explore, there is more than enough to keep you occupied in our natural haven. Other activities like bird watching, canopying, fishing or visiting the local hot baths are available.

We are located in the up-and-coming tourist destination of Cotacachi. Although Pacheco sits in a beautiful and remote part of the valley, the charming town of Apuela is just 3 miles away. Otavalo can be easily reached by buses, and 3 stop directly outside Pacheco every day.

Our location in the middle of the Imbabura Unesco Geopark means we have some of the most diverse animal and plant life on the planet, including orchids found nowhere else in earth! We want to look after our amazingly diverse eco-system, so we strive to make Pacheco as ecological as possible.

Our stone farmhouse has been renovated with locally sourced wood and bamboo and all our furniture is upcycled. We source all our organic produce locally and make our breads, jams and dairy products from scratch. Our kitchen waste becomes compost for the garden, helping to fertilize the soil and nurturing our birds and insects. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Nov 2018
    This place is simply amazing. Its a vacation while on vacation. I have truly never felt so at home, and that's something that is wonderful to find when you are traveling for months at a time. Jimena (the owner), her mother Marga, and the house keeper Maria are outstanding hosts. They put love and care into everything they do and each one of them could not have been more kind and helpful. Highly recommend!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2018
    I really loved Pacheco. I chose this hostel based on the great reviews I read and it exceeded my expectations. I booked a 'single room' which turned out to be my own cabin with a big comfortable double bed. It was super relaxing and amazing value. The food was the best I've had on my trip and all of the staff were really friendly. It is a bit out of the way but return for the effort you get amazing views and waterfalls completely to yourself. It was heaven !
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2018
    We have been in Ecuador for 3 weeks. Guayaquil, Quito, Galapagos, Montanita, Canoa, Salinas, Mompiche, Puerto Lopez, and more. We have stayed in many, many hostels, hotels, etc. Pacheco Farmhouse has been our best experience in Ecuador. We are headed to Yasuni now. We love Pacheco so much, we are probably going to delay our departure from Ecuador to Peru in order to return to Pacheco for a few more days. The chef is fabulous, the service is great, the owners and family are amazing.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Mar 2018
    What can I say after 3 months of traveling South America this is certainly the best place I stayed, for sure. Key elements: the location, the house and the hosts. All perfect. My highlight has to be the mother of the owner. Her attitude is infectious. The house takes a little getting to but that’s why it’s worth it. I’m glad I made the effort. The overall look is rustic chic and so comfortable. And the family style, home cooked meals. These are incredible! Overall? Perfezione totale
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 Mar 2018
    This hostel is amazing!! I was feeling a bit jaded after coming from the city, but as soon as I stepped into the grounds of this hostel, I felt relaxed and rejuvenated. Its a beautiful setting right on the river and u have nature all around you. The communal areas of the hostel instantly make u relax and feel like a home away from home. J, B and M all do everything they can to make your stay special. The food is amazing!! This is a must for anyone who wants to get away and be in nature!!!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2018
    Truly amazing! I was reluctant to write a review because I did not want others to find out about this hidden gem, but I feel I owe it to the owners. The owners were absolutely fantastic and made me feel immediately at home. The cabin I had was beautiful and the setting of the hostel is in a picturesque valley. I will definitely be back if I return to Ecuador!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2017
    We can’t thank Jimena and her team for a truly perfect stay! You can’t help but unwind and love life when staying at Pacheco Farmhouse. Surrounded by nature, great food and wonderful warm and friendly people, we loved every minute of our stay!! The location is spectacular with lots of day hikes in the mountains and along the river with the neighbor sugar farmer’s dogs in tow each day. Pacheco Farmhouse is a MUST when in the Intag Valley!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    06 Nov 2018
    Loved my stay here. I got an upgrade to the tiny house in the garden. Absolutely adorable! The best beds I've slept in! Food was very good, prepared by the volunteers. Best breakfast I had in all of Ecuador. If you want a place to relaxed and enjoy nature, this is it! I want to thank all the staff for a really pleasant stay. Marga thank you for taking such good care of me!
    Netherlands Antilles, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    11 Oct 2018
    The room or in my case the small sweet house was just wonderful, super sweet :-) The staff was super friendly, nice, welcoming, very helpful and we talked a lot ;-) so really nice .. (I was low season, so for one day I was the only guest) The food was really great! :-) in the Restaurant of them you can have lunch and Dinner too. The surrounding: the Nature is wunderful, but without car you can't get arround, thats the "problem". Otherwise you can stay there very long. I recommend to hire a car
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • DVD's